Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 20, 2014 15:38 ET

Food Recall Warning: Saint-Benoit-du-Lac Brand Le Moutier Ripened Firm Goat Cheese Recalled Due to a Toxin Produced by Staphylococcus Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 20, 2014) -

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OTTAWA, June 20, 2014 -Fromagerie Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac. is recalling Le Moutier Ripened Firm Goat Cheese from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Quebec and may also have been distributed in other provinces.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Le Moutier
Ripened Firm Goat Cheese
various none Lot : 140781
Best before dates: various Lot : 140782
Best before dates: various Lot: 141271
Best before dates: various

Also affected by this alert is the above product which may have been sold in smaller packages, cut and wrapped by some retailers. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected product.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled product in your home. Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased

Food contaminated with Staphylococcus toxin may not look or smell spoiled. The toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria is not easily destroyed at normal cooking temperatures. Common symptoms of Staphylococcus poisoning are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever. In severe cases of illness, headache, muscle cramping and changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.

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This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

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